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Felony DUI

Felony DUI Charges in Palm Beach

Felony vs. Misdemeanor Offenses

Under Florida Statutes §316.193 (2012), driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs can be charged as a felony when the defendant has been convicted of DUI twice with one prior conviction in the past ten years or has been convicted three times during any period. In addition to multiple DUI convictions, cases of DUI with injury are chargeable as third degree felonies, provided that the victim suffered serious bodily injury, including life-threatening injuries and those resulting in severe disfigurement.

The maximum penalty for either of these offenses is a $5,000 fine and 5 years in state prison. You can also be subjected to revocation of your driver's license with a minimum term of 3 years, ten years or a permanent revocation, depending on the offense. If you are charged with DUI manslaughter, you can be convicted of a second degree felony, or a first degree felony in the case of a hit and run, with a maximum sentence of 30 years in prison.

No matter how dire the situation may appear, remember that you are legally presumed innocent until proven guilty, and with our help you could be able to avoid the serious consequences of a conviction. Call or visit our office to discuss your concerns and learn more about how we can fight to clear your name.

Palm Beach DUI Attorney Fighting for You

In most cases, driving under the influence is charged as a misdemeanor criminal offense, with a maximum penalty of six months and a $1,000 fine for a first conviction. There are, however, certain circumstances which can cause the charge to be increased to a felony offense. Felony DUI crimes carry a minimum sentence of one year in state prison.

If you have been charged with a felony DUI offense in Palm Beach, contact us at Parks & Braxton, PA. We have won thousands of DUI cases, and when you work with a Palm Beach DUI attorney at our firm you will have a team with more than 48 years of combined experience on your side. You can reach us at any time 24/7- even on holidays - and we are ready to take immediate action to defend your rights and help you find your way out of the criminal justice system.

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